Olentangy Orange’s Taryn Martin, Westerville Central’s Justin Braun and Kevin Martin and the Dublin Coffman women lacrosse staff earned the highest honors in the Central Ohio Excessive Faculty Sports activities Awards present June 30.
The web occasion, sponsored by Nationwide Kids’s Hospital Sports activities Drugs and Elevating Cane’s, honored 330 athletes in 30 sports activities.
As well as, ThisWeek named a Coach of the 12 months in every sport.
Taryn Martin was named the Feminine Athlete of the 12 months. She additionally was named Women Wrestling Athlete of the 12 months for the second consecutive yr.
Martin did every little thing attainable within the first two seasons of her sport, going undefeated and successful a pair of state titles. She went 23-0 as a senior, pinning Rocky River Lutheran West’s Amy Zell in 33 seconds within the title match at 171 kilos. The Tiffin signee had 21 pins, with the opposite victories coming by forfeit. She didn’t have a match go previous the primary interval and didn’t give up a degree. The Feminine Athlete of the 12 months award is introduced by Refill.
The opposite finalists have been New Albany’s Madison Spiess, who was the Women Golf Athlete of the 12 months, and Women Basketball Athlete of the 12 months Katherine Weakley of Worthington Christian. Spiess additionally was named the highest women golfer in 2017.
Braun was named the Male Athlete of the 12 months and the Boys Observe and Subject Athlete of the 12 months.
The junior captured the sprinting triple crown on the Division I state meet, successful the 100, 200 and 400 meters to turn out to be the primary big-school boys champion in all three occasions since Dayton Dunbar’s Chris Nelloms pulled off the feat in Class AAA in 1988. Braun’s successful time of 10.47 seconds within the 100 matched Gahanna’s Blake Heriot’s state-meet report set in 2009. Braun received the 200 in 21.13 and the 400 in 46.4. The Male Athlete of the 12 months award is introduced by Refill.
The opposite finalists have been Coffman’s Seth Shumate, who was named Boys Wrestling Athlete of the 12 months for the second yr in a row, and DeSales’ Desmond Watson, who was named Boys Basketball Athlete of the 12 months.
Kevin Martin earned the general Coach of the 12 months honor and likewise was named the Boys Basketball Coach of the 12 months for the second consecutive yr. In his third season, Martin guided the Warhawks to their first state event and practically the Division I championship. Central misplaced to Centerville 43-42 within the ultimate to complete 23-3, with all three losses being by one level. The Coach of the 12 months award is introduced by Logan A/C & Heating Service.
The opposite finalists have been Dublin Jerome boys lacrosse coach Andy Asmo and Watterson subject hockey coach Janet Baird.
The Coffman women lacrosse staff is the primary ThisWeek Crew of the 12 months after its run to its first Division I state championship.
The Shamrocks misplaced 5 video games throughout the common season, together with a 12-goal loss to Higher Arlington and an 11-goal loss to New Albany.
After the Shamrocks received the state title to complete 18-5, coach Michael Murphy mentioned the gamers weren’t deterred by these lopsided losses.
After ending UA’s run of 5 consecutive state titles with an 11-9 win over the Golden Bears in a regional ultimate, Coffman beat Loveland 9-7 in a state semifinal after which avenged the loss to New Albany with a 13-12 victory within the title sport.
The opposite finalists have been the Jerome boys lacrosse staff and the New Albany women golf staff.
Different Athletes of the 12 months have been:
•Connor Ackley, boys cross nation, Hilliard Davidson
•Gabby Adams, softball, Grove Metropolis
•Camden Bentley, women monitor and subject, Gahanna Lincoln
•Parker Cameron, boys soccer, Olentangy Liberty
•Mary Carson, women lacrosse, New Albany
•Caroline Colombo, women water polo, Higher Arlington (additionally received in 2019 and 2018)
•Regan Cornelius, subject hockey, Columbus Academy
•Raegan Ernst, gymnastics, Dublin Jerome (additionally received in 2020 and 2019)
•Jonah Gilbert, boys volleyball, Hilliard Bradley
•Brooklyn Harris, women soccer, New Albany
•Riley Huddleston, women swimming and diving, Higher Arlington
•Shea Keethler, boys lacrosse, Higher Arlington
•Josh Laisure, baseball, Olentangy Orange
•Stephen Ma, boys golf, Columbus Academy
•Ryan Mudre, boys tennis, New Albany
•Peter Pedrozo, soccer, Westerville South
•Sydni Ratliff, women tennis, Columbus Academy (additionally received in 2019 and 2018)
•Max Robins, hockey, Higher Arlington
•Alyssa Shope, women cross nation, Gahanna Lincoln
•Lilu Smith, women bowling, Gahanna Lincoln (additionally received in 2020)
•Carter Road, boys bowling, Olentangy Liberty (additionally received in 2020)
•Sydney Taylor, women volleyball, Watterson
•Avery Voss, boys swimming and diving and boys water polo, Higher Arlington
Different Coaches of the 12 months have been:
•Hamish Baird, hockey, Higher Arlington
•Adam Banks, women basketball, Dublin Coffman
•Tim Bates, baseball, Westerville South
•Mike de Bear, boys swimming and diving, Higher Arlington (additionally received in 2020)
•Earl Devanny, women soccer, Olentangy
•Chris Ditello, women golf, Columbus Faculties for Women
•Zach Franklin, boys volleyball, Hilliard Bradley
•Matt Hamilton, women bowling, Worthington Christian
•Andrew Hoffman, boys water polo, St. Charles
•Stephanie Grieshop, women volleyball, Watterson
•Bryan Johnson, soccer, Westerville North
•Adam Kessler, women monitor and subject, Watterson
•Nate King, women cross nation, Hilliard Davidson (additionally received in 2019 and 2018)
•Josh Lamb and Kevin Rieman, women wrestling, Delaware Hayes
•Michael Murphy, women lacrosse, Dublin Coffman
•Stephanie Peterson, women monitor and subject, Pickerington Central
•Caitlain Spangler, women water polo, Higher Arlington
•Dave Spring, boys monitor and subject, Pickerington North
•Marc Thomas, boys tennis, New Albany (additionally received in 2018)
•John Thompson, boys bowling, Hilliard Bradley
•Johnny Ulry, boys soccer, New Albany
•Likelihood Van Gundy, boys wrestling, Dublin Coffman (additionally received in 2019)
•Dave Wadenstierna, boys cross nation, Dublin Jerome
•Dave Wharton, women swimming and diving, New Albany
•Kristen Wilms, gymnastics, Dublin Jerome (additionally received in 2019)
•Marc Wurtzman, women tennis, Columbus Academy
•Craig Yakscoe, boys golf, Columbus Academy (additionally received in 2017)
ThisWeek started naming Captains, our model of Athletes of the 12 months, in soccer in 1993, basketball in 1994, soccer in 1997, wrestling in 1998 and Athletes of the 12 months in different sports activities, besides women wrestling, beginning in 2012. That is the second season for women wrestling.